Tag : chemistry

Safety First: Students Fighting For Sustainable Chemistry Labs

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The student led SHE (Safety Health and Environment) Committee was set up in 2016 by ex-industrial placement chemistry Masters students who recognised the vast difference in safety practices and regulations from their time in industry compared to academia. Through their industrial experience the students worked with such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, … Read More

Campus Watch: Bristol student accidentally manufactures 7/7 explosive during laboratory experiment

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A University of Bristol student is believed to have mistakenly produced acetone peroxide, the explosive used in the 7/7 bombings during a routine science experiment last Friday (3rd February). At 2.30pm, the chemistry building at Bristol University along with neighbouring buildings had to be evacuated when the student unexpectedly manufactured … Read More

Scientists of the Year 2016: Guide to the Nobel Prize

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When Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel died in 1896, his will declared that his entire fortune should be used to reward the scientists who contribute “the greatest benefit on mankind”. Thus the Nobel Prize Laureates are announced in October each year and outstanding scientists are rewarded for their significant contributions to … Read More

Brains, LEDs and Super microscopes – 2014 Nobel Prize winners

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week saw the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prize in the fields of Medicine or Physiology, Physics, and Chemistry. The annual prizes are awarded for outstanding discoveries within their respective fields. This year, the discovery of the brain’s internal GPS system, the invention of the blue LED and the … Read More